Change without pain : how managers can overcome initiative overload, organizational chaos, and employee burnout
- Eric Abrahamson.
- Boston : Harvard Business School Press, c2004.
- Physical description
- xvi, 218 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Abrahamson, Eric John.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Organizational Change and Its Discontents
- 2. Creative Recombination
- 3. Redeploying Talent Rather Than Downsizing
- 4. Leveraging Social Networks Rather Than IT Networks
- 5. Reviving Values, Not Inventing Them
- 6. Salvaging Good Processes Rather Than Reengineering Them
- 7. Reusing Structures Rather Than Reorganizing
- 8. Large-Scale Recombination
- 9. The Fine Art of Pacing
- 10. Becoming a Better Recombiner.
The author provides a refreshingly non-revolutionary approach to change based on ten years of research that shows how transitions can be effective, cost-efficient, and painless. In this powerful and refreshing book, he outlines a positive new approach to change called "creative recombination." Rather than obliterating and then reinventing anew - the change approach advocated by most gurus and "experts" over the last twenty years - creative recombination seeks sustainable, repeatable transformation by using the firm's existing resources more wisely. Abrahamson identifies five key elements that every company has - people, structures, culture, processes, and networks - and offers a broad toolkit of techniques for recombining, reusing, and redeploying these resources to achieve smoother, more cost-efficient, less painful organizational change.
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- Publication date
- 157851827X (alk. paper)
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